Art To Deco

Josephine Baker Charleston Dancer 1925

 You, as I, may feel that fashion “trends” have a tendency to repeat themselves, In a what goes around comes around sort of way. I have been busy, working, and reading my lovely books that I got for Christmas. Where Art Deco was mentioned. In the 60’s, where the phrase Art Deco Made coined, Art Deco Fashion was a “new” never done before. A refreshing change from the 1920’s trend that had swept the nation.

Silk fukusa (gift cover) embroidered with a flight of cranes, Japan, 1800-50, Edo period
The term Art Deco refers to a style that spanned the boom of the roaring 1920s and the bust of the Depression-ridden 1930s. It affected all forms of design, from the fine and decorative arts to fashion, film, photography, transport and product design. The Art Deco period runs from 1910-1939, It was the style of the flapper girl and the factory, the luxury ocean liner and the skyscraper, the fantasy world of Hollywood and the real world of the Harlem Renaissance.
Art Deco Hand-beaded Lurex Jacket 1922-1925 

It drew on tradition and yet simultaneously celebrated the mechanised, modern world. Often deeply nationalistic, it quickly spread around the world, dominating the skylines of cities from New York to Shanghai. It embraced handcraft and machine production, exclusive works of high art and new products in affordable materials, it responded to the human need for pleasure and escape. Sounds like history is repeating itself again, with the boom 90’s to the crash we are still as a country, and western world, still trying to recover from now. I can see other similarities- Travel more and more people are traveling far and wide now, bring back with them foreign influences, nationalistic pride, a focus more on quality of a product not just the price or how many you can get. I think we will be seeing an Art Deco revival very soon, and with the images above I can’t wait!…. Have you ever seen such fancy gift wrap? Image no2.
Art Deco Fashion- I love the floral outfit! So cute!

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